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Re: Suggestion to change the name "Subversion"

From: Thorsten Schöning <tschoening_at_am-soft.de>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:51:54 +0200

Guten Tag Bill George,
am Montag, 12. August 2013 um 03:24 schrieben Sie:

> Hence this is my strong suggestion : next release, please consider
> altering the name subversion to something else.

You don't really expect a project name to change this fast, don't
you?! ;-)

> At least
> "Sub-version".

This doesn't sound any different than Subversion, what should be the
benefit in discussions etc.? One could only read the difference and
besides that, people who already (want?) to misinterpret "Subversion"
would easily think of simple spelling errors and stay with their
opinion.

> This is to prevent confusion to non-technical people
> who could mistake the meaning of the name and associate it to
> negative activity like hacking or stealing.

But there will always be an idiot out there which takes things wrong,
maybe even on purpose.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Thorsten Schöning

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